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Caramel stars as a Valentine's Day treat

Chocolate may be the go-to sweet for Valentine's Day, but it's time to show caramel a little love.
It's been relegated to a supporting role in beribboned ...

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Open meetings case to high court
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday over whether the school district in ...

Troops head for Afghanistan

CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard artillery unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in August.
The Guard says members of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ...

Alternative fuel tax bill forwarded

CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would add a new state tax on electric and other vehicles that use nontraditional fuels.
The Senate ...

Day at the Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 21st day of the 2015 General Session:
PIPELINES: The Senate for the second time voted for a bill to ...

Discrimination bill moves on, but county's senators vote against measure

CHEYENNE --A bill that would extend anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace cleared the Wyoming Senate ...

Investigation of big Dubois fire proceeds at methodical pace

The investigation into the cause of the late December fire in downtown Dubois is moving slowly --as was expected.
Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said ...

Jobless rate inches higher in December

Unemployment in Fremont County changed slightly for the worse in as the year ended, but the jobless rate remained lower than at the same point a year ...

Faubion to be council president

Under Mayor Lars Baker's new administration, Teresa McKee will remain municipal judge, and Rick Sollars returns as city attorney.

Riverton City ...

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Girl fell through ice; still missing
BUFFALO -- A search continued Monday for a 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River at an ...

Firing squad permission advances in House; lethal drugs said to be scarce

CHEYENNE -- A bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates advanced in the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, when the House Judiciary ...

Hereford loses high court appeal of '12 murder case

The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld murder, kidnapping and rape convictions for a Lander man in a Feb. 4 decision. The defendant, John Thomas Hereford, had ...

Day at the Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 20th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEADLINE: Scores of bills died in both houses when they failed ...

Bill on city deposits central to problem in Shoshoni, other towns

State law requires depositing municipal funds in a bank, and Shoshoni has no banks.

CHEYENNE --The Wyoming House of Representatives has advanced a ...

Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ...

Recreation board awards $270K; figure might be a record

The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board has approved roughly $270,000 this year to local organizations.
"I think we set a record," said board ...

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ...

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Births
MASSEY
A daughter was born to Leanne Gonzales of Lander and Larry Massey of Lander at 9:25 p.m. Dec. 27, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at ...

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ...

Ashes on the shelf

County saddled with 17 human remains unclaimed by families

On shelves in the Fremont County Coroner's property rooms sit 17 plastic boxes, 6 inches ...

 
 

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